SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Marching Band will perform in Mount Vernon’s Apple Butter Makin’ Days parade on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m.
This is the first time that the EU Marching Band has performed for this southwest Missouri festival.
“The more opportunities we have to play for the public, the better. It is our goal to represent Evangel and what the university has to offer,” said Matt Moore, director of bands.
The EU Marching Band was formed in 2011. In addition to playing pep music and performing field routines during halftime at home football games, the students perform at special events on campus and in area parades.
“Marching in parades helps expose to the community the fact that Evangel has a marching band — and a good one at that,” said Moore.
About Apple Butter Makin’ Days
Since 1967, Mount Vernon has held its annual Apple Butter Makin’ Days festival each fall. This year, it is estimated that the festival will draw more than 40,000 people for the three-day weekend, Oct. 9-11, 2015.
There will be food for purchase, live entertainment, contests and more than 350 booths that feature craftsmen demonstrating the work.
Parking is free, and there is no fee to enter the festival.
About Evangel’s Department of Music
The Evangel Marching Band is open to all students, regardless of major.
The Department of Music at Evangel offers a variety of academic programs, including music education, music performance, music business, recording technology and worship leadership.
EU also offers two master’s degree programs, music education and music performance.
PHOTOS BY: Paul K. Logsdon